Keke Palmer has only been a mother for a few days, but she’s already showing the world – and her new son, who she named Leodis Andrellton Jackson – how much fun she’s going to be as a parent. The fun-loving actress and singer welcomed her baby boy with boyfriend, Darius Jackson, on February 25.
Palmer posted a series of photos and videos to her Instagram account just 48 hours after the baby was born, starting the caption off with an exciting, “Hey Son!!!!” There were six total slides to the post and she offered a brief caption for each one – including the first photo, where she and Jackson were wide-eyed.
“Only 48hrs of being parents! ????” she explained of the wide-eyed look. The second slide was of her singing ‘Someone’ by El Debarge in the car with Jackson and baby Leo. She explained how Jackson always made playlists for her when they first started dating and that song has always been a favorite.
“We became each other’s someone and made a someone, look at God! ????” she wrote in the caption. In the third slide, the trio were watching Rolling Ray on a laptop while on the hospital bed. “I’m not hiding the world from my son, I’m hiding my son from the world,” she wrote of the fourth slide – a picture of the trio.
And for those that were hoping to see a picture of the baby’s face, don’t worry – the fifth and sixth slides have exactly that! The adorable baby boy already has a head full of hair as he lays next to his stuffed animal in one photo and appears to be all wrapped up in the second photo – he looks so peaceful!
“Born during Black History Month, with a name to match ????! LEODIS ANDRELLTON JACKSON, welcome to the world baby Leo,” she concluded in the caption. It’s the moment everyone has been waiting for since she announced her pregnancy on December 3rd while hosting Saturday Night Live.
“There’s some rumors going around, people have been in my comments saying, ‘Keke’s having a baby, Keke’s pregnant,’ and I wanna set the record straight — I am!” said Keke Palmer during the opening monologue. “This has been the biggest blessing, and I am so excited, guys — I’m going to be a mom.”
Keke Palmer Responds to Funny Comment About the Baby’s Name
As you can likely imagine, Keke Palmer’s latest announcement has caused the internet into a frenzy – for all the right reasons. And, as only she knows how, Keke decided to respond to one of the comments made about her son’s name – with a Twitter user writing, “That name sound like it led a civil rights March.”
“It’s giving I marched with Martin, purrrr,” wrote the 29-year-old actress and singer. As for Instagram, the comments section was filled with loving words, congratulations, and heart emojis from stars – such as Big Sean, Jhene Aiko, Jimmy Fallon, Lil Nas X, Halle Bailey, Tina Knowles, Lauren London, and many more!
“Congratulations, sis ???????????????? Blessings on Blessings to you and your family ????????????????????????????????????” wrote Megan Good in the comments. Jordan Fisher also took to the comments, writing “BEAUTIFUL baby boy, sweet friend ???????? congratulations and welcome to the best club in the world!”
“First of all congratulations!! Second of all I already LOVE you as a mama third and most annoyingly (especially coming from me who is literally exhausted from hearing this from the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker) THAT BABY LOOKS JUST LIKE HIS POPS!” wrote Shan Boodram.
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